Asked on May 3, 2017

How can I turn a small office into a dining room?

Stacy DiedrickGinger the farm gal9530106
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Small office 9x9 and I wanted to tu run it into a dining room
This is my 9x9 office I want to know how I could use it as a formal dining room. Any tips or suggestions since it is such a small space. Thanks
7 answers
  • Caseyem11
    on May 3, 2017

    Begin with a round table that gives you at least 18 inches from the walls on all sides, an area rug to fit the table and chairs when pulled out or paint an area rug. A large mirror on one wall would reflect light and give the appearance of a larger space. The curtain rod should be close to the ceiling and extend the length of the wall with the curtain panels coming from the corners to the beginning of the window. This will give the appearance of a wider room. If you want privacy you could add light sheers to cover the window. depending on the size of your table, you could add a shelf along one wall to serve as a console table, perhaps under the mirror. Opposite the mirror I would hang one piece of statement art. Keep the wall decor very simple.
  • Patricia Probasco
    on May 3, 2017

    How often will you use the dining room? How many guest do you plan on inviting. That is the question that you need to answer. If not so often and maybe 6 at the most. I would get a table that folds into a cabinet. Maybe use chairs that look like setting chairs not dining chairs. They could be used as a corner unit for reading or tuning an end table into a small desk.
  • Bobbie
    on May 3, 2017

    I would use a narrow rectangular table with small chairs that they do not overpower the sitting area. On the window wall I would put some shelves that can be used as a serving area and/or used as space for minimal décor space. I would also use sheer to the floor curtains. You could also put a shelf above the window (Wall to wall) to display unique items. This would be your accent wall. Good luck!!
  • 9530106
    on May 3, 2017

    My thoughts, perhaps a roll up rattan shade, do away with the drape, too overpowering and in the way! A round table would be out in this small area. Perhaps a rectangular table with drop leaves. For seating, a bench seat with storage at least on one side of the table (which would allow more floor space, as it would be against one wall), then use more movable options such as chairs around the rest of the table.
  • Stacy Diedrick
    on May 3, 2017

    Great ideas than you all so much will post once completed
  • Ginger the farm gal
    on May 4, 2017

    Maybe built in seating under the window and a long narrow table with bench seats, not very formal but with a small space it would look more roomy
  • Stacy Diedrick
    on May 5, 2017

    Thank you I do like the idea of built in seating
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